Aug 17, 2018 - 05:36 PM
If you are under age 18, federal labor laws limit the types of work you can do. You must be at least 14 years old to work a non-agricultural job and can only work three hours a day or 18 hours a week during the school year and up to eight hours a day or 40 hours a week during the summer. The times you may work are also restricted until you turn 16.
Once you get hired, your parents may want to know where you are spending time. The knowledge that you are working may ease concerns about your safety and well-being. If your parents are resistant to you accepting a paid position, you might pursue volunteer work first. Once you show that you are able to balance work, school, and other responsibilities, your parents may support your search for employment.